One of the great parts about living in the Valley is the plethora of options for a variety of cuisine. Today, we’re bringing you the best restaurants in Mesa that cater to Eastern tastes. Here’s a few of our favorite spots for great Asian food.
Asian Café Express
While the name may be a bit prosaic, the fare is absolutely not. Open since 2005, Asian Café Express brings authentic Hong Kong-style food to the East Valley. Master Chef Michael Leung was born and trained in Hong Kong and has an extensive menu of Chinese, Southeast Asian and Western influenced dishes (over 300). Also a Tai Chi Master, Chef Michael has been known to bring unique and exciting dishes to patrons for over 40 years. Find this gem at 1911 West Main Street, just east of Dobson here in Mesa.
Golden Gate Chinese Restaurant
Another locally-owned favorite, Golden Gate has called Mesa home for over 25 years. While the strip mall decor may not win over your heart, the crab angels just might! Golden Gate offers Mandarin and Sichuan fare, such as pepper steak, chicken and pork entrees. Head in for either lunch or dinner, where they have daily specials for both. On top of being quality food, Golden Gate’s also easy on the wallet, which has turned several patrons into returning customers. Find them at 2640 East Baseline Road, just East of the 101 freeway.
Another hidden gem that can be found on Baseline just East of Alma School Road, Dragon Express has been a Mesa favorite since 2006, when a husband and wife team moved to the Valley from Southeast Asia and China by way of New York. Since then, Tony and Sharon have realized their vision of creating a contemporary Asian restaurant that combines modern American concepts and traditional Asian flavors. The Kung Pao and the Pad Thai are still counted among the favorites. If you’re looking for a casual dining experience with great Chinese, head to Dragon Express at 1125 East Baseline.